Nov 2, 2012
Everything that happens, including humiliations, embarrassments, misfortunes, all has been given like clay, like material for ones art. One must accept it. …Those things are given to us to transform, so that we may make from the miserable circumstances of our lives things that are eternal, or aspire to be so.
Jorge Luis Borges, Blindness (lecture)
Oct 3, 2012

You should whistle when you walk past a graveyard
And hide your face in your trench coat collar
Keep a steady pace but don’t move too fast
Play with the coins in your pocket
Or smell a flower

Why? - Ladyfingerz

Jul 24, 2012
Discontented with everyone and discontented with myself, I would gladly redeem myself and elate myself a little in the silence and solitude of the night.
Charles Baudelaire, At One in the Morning
Jul 6, 2012
So far as he could see, she had neither submitted to any will of his nor caressed his vanity—except as her pleasure in his company was a caress. Indeed he had no reason for thinking she had given him aught that she did not give to others. This was as it should be. …Here were two young people with fancy enough to distinguish a game from its reality—who by the very casualness with which they met and passed on would proclaim themselves unharmed.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned
Jul 5, 2012
I am a servant, but there is no work for me. I am timid and don’t push myself to the fore, indeed I don’t even push myself into line with the others, but that is only one reason for my nonemployment, it’s even possible that it has nothing to do with my nonemployment, in any case the main thing is that I am not called upon to serve, others have been called yet they have not tried harder than I, indeed perhaps they have not even felt the desire to be called, whereas I, at least sometimes, have felt it very strongly.
Franz Kafka: The Test
Jul 2, 2012
Krzysztof Kieslowski: I’m So-So… (1998)

Krzysztof Kieslowski: I’m So-So… (1998)